is an excellent way to get exercise. It’s also a good way to procrastinate doing your tax return.
Spent the entire day yesterday shoving furniture around and have now discovered a few muscles that I thought had gone away forever.
Looking back, I have always liked rearranging furniture now and then. I remember in Chicago, we had a “Schrank” – a big wall closet with showcase compartments that are standard in most german living rooms – these things usually measure big enough to cover up an entire wall. Anyhow, in Chicago this huge thing took up an entire living room wall and worse yet, completely covered one of the windows. One day, I decided enough of that and with help of my friend Lynda, we dismantled that sucker in its three parts. We left one part standing in the living room, lugged the other downstairs into the den, and I think the third one we got upstairs in the guest bedroom. Lol. When my husband got home from work he just gasped.
So, yesterday I rearranged here in the living room. It is also a wonderful way to clean things and areas you usually don’t get to. A little tip from me – if you need to move a heavy piece of furniture, get four old socks to put under the corners. It eases pushing the piece across the floor while also avoiding or minimizing scratches. If you are having to push over carpeting, well, that’s another story.
On another note, here a couple of things that are now in bloom in my garden:
Bloodwort I planted a few years ago.
My phlox in full bloom.
I have no idea what this thing is called in english, and neither does Leo. It was given to me by an aquaintance a few years back, and has never been as HUGE as this year – it has got to be more than three feet high!
I didn’t plant these – this hollyhock presumably made it’s own way in there. I had planted some a few years back – they must have sowed out themselves.
Aren’t these lovely?
Oh – and in the happy things department. My sincere apologies to all postal employees. The birthday card arrived! Yippee!!!! I had sent him a birthday card with the complete Euro Coins minted in Luxembourg – he got them! Yeah!